This is actually just crazy. Absolute interlinked lives that chance encounters offer up, that really give you a buzz too. 🙃 On my last ever Saturday working in the shop, a guy walks in needing to sew back on a button. Recognising my accent it turns out he’s from + based where my bedroom window growing up looked out on to. When he generously donated to our charity box - in actuality my #LondonMarathon fundraising tub for @outwardbounduk - it turned out that he had actually run the #marathon for #outwardbound in 2002 after taking Tony The Fridge’s place (I don’t know). One link is nice - there was a lady from Stockton earlier in the week who I chatted to about #TheMightyRedcar - but a link to do with running too?! So good. Pleasure to meet + chat Alistair, and thank you so much for the donation @thebuilddirectory Have a happy trip down here to the South! ••• #commonthreads#chanceencounter#sixdegrees#northernsoul#stocktonfolk#northerners#runningtribe
Mom and I spent four fun-filled days in downeast Maine. Paddled all through the archipelago between the Deer Isle Thoroughfare and Merchants Row; camped three nights on three islands; soaked in the salt, sea, and sunsets; and are now home packing gear into backpacks to head up to the Whites tonight.
The only thing better than the views of San Francisco from inside Cityscape? Seeing the views while you rappel down the outside of @hiltonsfunionsq to raise money for @outwardboundcalifornia! Tap the link in our bio for details. #cityskyline2018#cityscapesf#overtheedge
Talvez você já até conheça a Serra do Papagaio, mas não desse jeito. A proposta do FEAL é criar uma expedição onde você possa desenvolver habilidades de montanhismo ao mesmo tempo em que amplia sua comunicação, tomada de decisão e trabalho em grupo. Tudo isso de forma segura e, é claro, rodeado de um cenário lindo.
I’m heading up north next week to Algonquin with @outwardboundcanada and I’ll be unplugging for a bit!!🌲 K now plz send me your backpacking/camping/canoe tips cuz I’ve never done this before lol👇🏼 #GetOutLookIn#OutwardBound#Ad
"Challenge is what makes men. It will be the end when men stop looking for new challenges." - Sir Edmund Hillary
Happy #worldgratitudeday ! In our day to day life, it's easy to take things for granted. Outward Bound aims to challenge our participants, to get them away from the comforts of home so that when you return it's that much easier to be grateful. Take a minute today to think about what you're grateful for.
Earlier in the week I told you something big was coming up. Today I'm letting everyone know I'll be working with @outwardboundcanada and taking an opportunity to "unplug" from city life and the need to be connected to my social channels and instead experience the calming influence of nature.
If you don't know about @outwardboundcanada it's a non-profit independent experimental learning organization that aim to foster personal growth by using challenging expeditions in the outdoors. Since I'm not someone to turn down a challenge watch my story on Monday as we head up and then tune back in the following week to see if I made it back. #GetOutLookin#OutwardBound
OLETKO MUISTANUT ILMOITTAUTUA? 💪🏻 Eräensiapu-kurssi - Wilderness Advanced First Aid:
Kattava WAFA eli Wilderness Advanced First Aid eräensiapukurssi on suunniteltu outdoor alalla toimiville henkilöille, jotka toimivat olosuhteissa, jonne avun saanti voi olla vaikeaa.
Isn't she a beauty! 😍
Introducing Blake and Huria, our brand new double watch house at the OB school. Packed full of enviro-friendly features, the opening of this whare will give an extra 335 students the chance to experience OB each year! Special thanks to the generous Project Refresh Anakiwa donors, Te Ātiawa and the Sir Peter Blake Trust for making it possible 🙏 #outwardboundnz#outwardbound
Do you have a photo of your teenage life where you’re totally truly innocently having fun? This is me after having jumped in to Coniston Water during an Outward Bound course (not for the @outwardbounduk Trust though) when I was around 14. •
My #ThoughtfulThursday is to get you thinking about those moments when as kids you didn’t have worries. I wonder if it was when you were outside, or perhaps it was when you were doing something adventurous, maybe naughty - that feeling of complete newness + learning: of you + your environment, maybe of the people surrounding you and how everyone + everything fits together. The #OutwardBoundTrust exists to unlock the potential for adventure, development + fun in young people, by offering them situations like this. 97% of students who took an Outward Bound course stated a positive effect on their personal development. I remember at this point feeling completely at ease despite it being a new thing for me to do (jumping in a lake) + you can see how pleased I am. •
Obviously it’s not something all teens can do though: it’s expensive. That’s where the Trust comes in, offering subsidised courses to low income families. I’m running the #LondonMarathon2019 to fundraise for such work, as a thank you for what I learnt. I would cherish your support, so my fundraising page link is in my bio. 🏃🏼♀️👏🏻
Want to get out of the snow and cold weather this winter? Why not head down to the 10,000 Islands and enjoy a 7-day camping expedition with Outward Bound? Dates: 12.28.18-1.3.19 Ages: 18+
As the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the United States and third-largest national park in the lower 48 states, The Everglades/10,000 Islands provides a variety of precious wildlife habitat. The aquatic preserve hosts more than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish and 40 species of mammals within its confines. Everglades National Park is one of only three locations in the world to show-up on lists of International Biosphere Reserves, Wetlands of an International Importance and World Heritage Sites.
“Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches. Yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth.” - Kahlil Gibran.
#tbt to solo on Burnt Island, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. I think I learned more about myself my first night alone in the wilderness than I ever had in the 20 years of life leading up to my course. And at 26 I still forget the power of giving yourself and others space. ————————————————————————
Solitude and self reflection are vital. It’s all too easy in our overly connected world to forget this. We can reach our loved ones anytime, anywhere at the touch of a button. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we always should. It’s easy to surround yourself with social stimulus 24/7 and not face down thoughts and feelings that deserve your time and attention to process. It’s easy to seek attention and reassurance from others rather than look inside yourself and try to understand what you need, and what others need from you. If you’re feeling disconnected from others in your world, chances are you may need to spend some time connecting with yourself. #wordvomit#tbt#outwardbound#solo#charactereducation#wildernesstherapy#hiobs
Outward Bound done and dusted! Had a schweeet time exploring the sounds with the sickest crew over the last 21 days. Defo the most challenging experience of my life, but equally the most rewarding. Love to all of Hillary 645 I'll never forget u xxx #raisethemain#neverstopwhipping#outwardbound
Impromptu trip to great falls after all this rain; it’s a well-known secret that the best time to view the falls is after a crazy hurricane because that’s when you get to experience the rushing river in all its glory. I also needed some wilderness 기 to shake off that cabin fever. #outwardbound#sunset#twilight#greatfalls
: Next set of highlights from my first #outwardbound course. We were at #cedarrock in the #pisgahnationalforest and spent our days and nights learning together and listening to each other. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience and I left with new friends and allies. That by far is what I appreciated the most! Part of this course was also coming together with students and sharing our experiences. We ended on the last day with an initiative that saw us recreating a Tyrolean traverse rope bridge and celebrating over dinner. Here's to my fellow educators on this course and Gordon Grant and the instructors at @outwardboundnc !
: Many thanks to my school and @outwardboundnc for allowing me the opportunity to be part of this experience. I had a blast in what was only three days with other fellow educators. In this set are some of my favorite highlights from the first two days, primarily rock climbing and the ropes course. It was the moments at camp that I enjoyed as well, especially cooking for folks. 😊 #experientiallearning#outinnature#outwardbound
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thanks to @lilyalicemm for these wonderful photos from her time on the 2018 Loran Scholars orientation expedition in Algonquin Park!
We Are ASP
Each Fall, the Middle School embarks on an Outward Bound experience which helps us learn more about ourselves. We bring our unique strengths and character to our interpretation of our Middle School values: Compassion, Connected, Open, Courageous, Resilient, Responsible, Reflective.
Featured in the video is our Grade 7 class working on team building involving knots.
Watch this space as more photos and videos to be shared.
We are halfway through the two week wilderness expedition trip with the Canadian Conservation Corps students - an initiative in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Outward Bound Canada. I am already impressed with the resilience, enthusiasm and positive attitude that these 12 students have demonstrated throughout the ups and downs of a very winter-like ❄️September 😳 ! 🤞for sunnier skies after our resupply today ☀️
I've been reminiscing with old friends about Abergowrie, North Queensland where we use to work with Outward Bound Australia. Wallaman Falls was my first outdoor education experience. It's a story a save for the campfire 😉 but if I think about 'MY WHY?'...then this is it.
Photo: A much younger Nicho and Mel waiting for their Challenge teams to arrive. We then led them through the North Queensland jungle for 22days!!